'''Bowdoin College''' ( ) is a Private school|private liberal arts colleges in the United States|liberal arts college
located in Brunswick, Maine
. Founded in 1794, by the Massachusetts General Court|Massachusetts State Legislature
, the college was the easternmost college in the United States. The college is named after former Massachusetts governor James Bowdoin
, whose son James Bowdoin III
was an early benefactor.
Bowdoin currently enrolls 1,839 students, and has been coeducational since 1971. Bowdoin offers 33 majors and four additional minors, and has a Student–teacher ratio|student–faculty ratio
of 9:1. The college is a member of the eight Little Ivies
, and has historically shared a close relationship with Bates College
and Colby College
. The three schools compete in the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin Consortium
, which is Colby-Bates-Bowdoin Chase Regatta|an athletic rivalry
and academic exchange...